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Gardener's Gathering set for March 12

Thursday, February 3, 2011

WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association, Inc., will present the Gardener's Gathering Saturday, March 12, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The seminar will take place at the Providence Center on the campus of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Doors will open at 8 a.m., for registration, vendor shopping and continental breakfast. Lunch is included in registration fee plus door prizes will be given out through the day.

The seminar is open to the public.

Those attending will spend the day learning from national and local gardeners about the workings of a greenhouse, the propagation of new flowers, natural grasses, organic gardening practices, and benefits of intentionally designing flower gardens to invite the birds, bees and butterflies, and more.

Presenters will include Monrovia's Nicholas Staddon, who will give a cat's eye view of some of the inner workings of a national nursery; Tom Cummins of the Apple House, who will introduce new blooming plant material and gardening concepts for 2011; Dyke Barkley of Dyke Barkley Farm Nurseries, who will share information on shady garden plants, ornamental grasses and more; Candace Minster of the White Violet Center, who will share knowledge on organic gardening practices and good/bad insects; and Judy Burris and Wayne Richards of Butterfly Nature Founders, who will share experience of hand-raising, observing and photographing butterflies.

Registration fee is $30 ($35 after March 1). Those interested in attending should make checks payable to Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association and send to Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association, in care of John Hilderbrand, 701 W. Dallas Dr., Terre Haute, Ind., 47802.

Walk-ins will be accepted.

For additional information, contact Terri Boland at tboland@smwc.edu or Hilderbrand at thehilderbrands@msn.com.

No refunds on registration fees will be made after March 1.

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